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Subject: Re: [DNA-R1B1C7] r1b1c7 on the Continent?
Date: Fri, 28 Dec 2007 20:36:06 EST
In a message dated 12/28/2007 4:36:40 A.M. Central Standard Time,
I have seen of that exact spelling of Lomenech which as I mentioned before
is derived from that little Brittany town Locmine (Lochmenech). This
town/area has a long association with monks from the British Isles including St.
Gildas (born in Scotland, educated in Wales and helped build a monastery in this
f Brittany) dating back to at least the 6th century. This surname is still
prevalent in that area of Brittany, in fact I believe there is a Lomenech who
is the Mayor of Rennes. If this is my connection; the question is how does
it connect to my fellow close R1B1c7 matches.
Maybe your Lamineck ancestors moved from Brittany to Bavaria for some
reason. The Welsh in Brittany migrated there from SW England ca. the 5th or 6th
century (per O'Rahilly). I don't think R1b1c7 is especially prominent in SW
England, although we do have one member of this list with ancestors from Wales.
Do you have any idea what profession or trade your Laminecks were in prior
to immigrating to the U.S. ca. 1700?
Good luck on trying to talk someone into a DNA test. You'd probably have
to pay for it yourself if you could get them to agree to it in the first
place. But it wouldn't hurt to try.....
I don't know if there are any Laminecks left in Germany but you might try
contacting some of them and ask what they know of the surname and family
history. Hopefully you can navigate around the language barrier somehow.
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